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Ian Bell becomes a strong contender for England cricket team

London: Ian Bell scored a century in the first game of County Championship of the season on 12th April and most likely to make a comeback in England Cricket Team.

Ian Bell played 118 test matches for England and scored 7727 runs with the average of 42.69.He scored 5416 runs in 161 ODIs matches for England.

Bell was dropped for England’s tour of South Africa but yesterday on Tuesday he scored the 51st century for his domestic side Warwickshire.

He completed his hundred that featured eight fours in 218 balls and was 130 not out at the end of the day as Warwickshire closed on 283 for six in reply to Hampshire’s 202 runs in the first innings.

Bell is favorite to come back for England sooner especially after the sudden retirement of James Taylor was forced to announced his retirement from first-class cricket on Tuesday because of a heart problem.

England batsman James Taylor forced to retire due to heart disease

England batsman James Taylor forced to retire due to heart disease

Taylor’s old county team Nottinghamshire was also in action at Trent Bridge on Tuesday where Surrey was following on.

Arun Harinath scored (114 not out), and Sri Lanka’s Kumar Sangakkara scored (83) who shared a second-wicket stand of 142 helped Surrey get to 297 for five in their second innings at stumps.

Bell said for me it doesn’t do me any good thinking about England, he admitted that something had changed and looked, in the middle and beyond the boundary, a man refreshed. I do feel fresh, and excited about cricket. I probably had lost a bit of that drive a few months back. So to have spent a lot of time away from cricket is nice. Whether other things happen with England is irrelevant, where I am now I am very happy. It was an enforced break, and I understand it. I’m not going to make excuses. I was short of runs since Antigua, but I feel great now. I love playing for Warwickshire, and my body feels great.

All the other matches in the opening round of the Championship suffered washouts on Tuesday because of rain.

 

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